3rd person RPG set in outer space. It is the first in the trilogy by BioWare. For questions about the series, use the mass-effect-series tag.

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Can I skip Mass Effect 1 and go to Mass Effect 2 [duplicate]

I have mass effect 1 on the Xbox 360, recently got myself a high end gaming PC and have been looking at the three game collection. Have been told that the second one is much better than the first, ...
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Why did one of my squad members disappear?

So, I'm playing the original Mass Effect for the first time (don't ask), and I was doing the Rogue VI mission on Luna. I decided to throw Kaidan a bone and took him and Garrus with me. I just ...
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What is the function of these Armature repair stations in Mass Effect?

In Mass Effect when Shepard is on Ilos he can find two Armature repair stations like this: I'm wondering whether they serve some purpose or not? If I use them they get activated but nothing else ...
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How can I enable audio when window is out of focus

Lately when playing Mass Effect, I often find myself attempting to multitask between playing the game and doing something else like chatting with a friend. When I alt tab over to my friend's window, ...
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What determines a final outcome of an imported character?

Several actions in ME1 will have consequenses in ME2. If I do multiple playthroughs (as I plan to reach 60) and handle situations completely differently, what will be the final outcome? Example - ...
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Having trouble at Veteran difficulty

I'm playin Infiltrator with Assault Rifle unlocked on Veteran difficulty. I'm currently 26 and having real trouble with pretty much any fight that contains more than three mobs. No matter what I do or ...
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Krogans regenerate health superfast

I'm playing through ME1 on Veteran difficulty. So far, every Krogan I've fought, battlemaster or not, regenerates health up to full in two or three seconds when they are knocked down and nearly dead. ...
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How often do party members update thier dialogue?

In ME1, your party members have new stuff to say every now and then when we are on the Normandy. Is it updated on a regular basis or only when you do story based missions and progress futher into the ...
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Is there any special benefit in transfering a max level character?

Beeing rather late into the Mass Effect series, I'm still trying to get the hang of it. As I understand, maximum level in ME1 is 60 and is impossible to obtain in one playthrough, bar cheating. I'm ...
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Is there a downside to not be all Renegade or Paragon?

As in many games with moral choice, the best way (game wise) is to go all out on either. This often puts you in a situation where you turn out to be either Mother Teresa or Vlad the Impaler. Staying ...
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How to view specialization class bonuses have been activated/applied?

I have chosen Commando specialization when prompted. How do I know the specialization bonuses have been activated or applied to my talents? My talent screen still looks the same. Still shows Soldier ...
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Console command for completing Valuable minerals quest

In Mass Effect is there a console command to add minerals to complete the Valuable Minerals quest?
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Where can I purchase advanced biotic amps and omni tools?

In Mass Effect, Where can I purchase Biotic Amp Interface X category and Omni Tool X category? Or can I only find it on missions?
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Why can't I see all my powers in the HUD bar in Mass Effect 1 PC

So basically I'm playing as a Vanguard and I unlocked Marksman for the pistols and shotguns along with Unity and some other skills. I didn't quick-slot them at first and now, after unlocking another ...
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Mass Effect Upgrading Points for Sniper Rifles

I'm playing the first Mass Effect. I played it before but didn't complete it, and am going through it again. I enjoy playing games stealthily and attacking from distance if it's an option, so I chose ...
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Stuck on a lift on Noveria!

I appear to be stuck on a lift. After re-establishing landline communications, I got back into the lift to return back inside the facility, and after the lift came to a stop and the doors open I ...
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How can I restart the VI core on Noveria?

On my previous playthroughs I have essentially 'skipped' this puzzle by using 100 omni-gel; on this playthrough however I do not have 100 omni-gel so I need to solve the puzzle. The on screen ...
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What do the statues on Ilos represent?

In my first play-through of Mass Effect, I thought these might be statues of the Protheans. I've played through all of the Trilogy, though I haven't played some of the DLC. Is there some point ...
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Where can I find all of the keepers?

At the start of Mass Effect, after your initial meeting with the Council, Ashley notices Chorban, who is crouching next to a keeper using an experimental medical device to scan them. Upon speaking to ...
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Is there a reliable source for Spectre equipment?

It looks to me like Spectre equipment is (as it should be) the best of the best. However, I've only so far been able to find enough to fully equip Shepard and one other squad member. Is there a store ...
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Is X the best there is?

I'm on my second play-through of Mass Effect. Since I decided to do this with the same character I had from the first play-through, I started off pretty high-level (I think around 50). In the ...
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One Still Missing Engineer

I am playing Bringing Down the Sky DLC for Mass Effect a second time. In this DLC we have to locate missing engineers. I enabled the transmission tower, showed me the locations of all three survey ...
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How to reset squad points?

I am in my first play through of Mass Effect. I had set my squad to auto level up. But I am at the mission to retrieve Wrex's family armor. There is a box that says Decryption too low. I have Tali and ...
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Some menu screens have sides “cut off” on 4:3 screen resolutions in Mass Effect 1 (unreal engine 3)

Playing Mass Effect 1 on PC (v1.02 on steam). At 4:3 resolutions like 1200x1600 (useful for non-widescreen monitors and projectors), some menu screens display incorrectly: the left and right hand ...
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Mass Effect 1 wont start

Just bought Mass Effect 1 from Origin on my new rig. Every time I try to start it, just stops working. I can't even get to the title screen. Running the game with Admin privileges doesn't help. All ...
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Does infiltrator get invisibility cloak in Mass Effect 1?

I played Mass Effect out of order. I started with ME2 (since that was the first one on the PS3 at the time), and now I'm going back to ME1 (since it is also available on PS3 now). In ME2 I chose ...
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How many worlds are in the galactic map?

The galactic map is large, and difficult to navigate quickly. Just looking for a summary of how many worlds I'd be hitting if I decided to see it all - are we talking dozens? Hundreds?
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How does decryption work?

I am playing Mass Effect and I only seem to have about 10% success decrypting locks, even "Easy Decryption" locks. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong, or what I am doing differently when it ...
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Broken achievements in Mass Effect 1

During my first (of three) playthrough of Mass Effect 1, I encountered a strange... bug? that has since prevented me from attaining a couple of achievements. To elaborate: during the final sequence - ...
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Skipping cutscenes

Is there any way to skip cutscenes in the first Mass Effect game? I read somewhere that you could press space repeatedly, but that is not working. I'm having trouble with a post-cutscene fight and I'm ...
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Virmire Bomb Site Rescue - Bugged?

I'm in the middle of the Virmire Assault quest. During the battle, I chose to go help my people at the bomb site. After clearing out the enemies, the game seems stalled now. I can wander between ...
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Is it possible to set borderless window mode?

I am playing Mass Effect again but there doesn't appear to be an option to enable a borderless window mode in either the game or the configuration utility, leaving the game running inside of a visible ...
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Noveria: Lorik Qui'in - Broken Quest?

After completing the main questline in Noveria, I still have one quest in my Journal which seems like it cannot be finished. That is the quest involving Lorik Qui'in. Early on, I found that I needed ...
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Manage reserve NPCs' skills

I've been looking for a way to easily manage the skills and/or inventory of my reserve NPCs (the NPCs I've recruited who are not part of the current shore party). So far, the only way to manage their ...
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What's counted in your item limit?

I just got an alert that I'm nearing my item limit. However, I'm fairly certain my character is not carrying anywhere near 150 items by themselves. So, what all gets counted in this limit? Here's ...
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How to unlock all the achievements

I used to play Mass Effect (1) in the past, and gotten nearly all achievements - which was nice for my second playthrough, since unlike many other video game achievements, those actually give you ...
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Can I use DLC from Origin with the base game from Steam?

I have never played Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station, but it no longer appears to be available on Steam. This DLC now only appears to be available on Origin, from what I can see. I own Mass Effect on ...
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Mass Effect (1) PC sound problem

First of all, before jumping here to pop a question, I've been all over the Net trying to find a solution to the problem. Apparently, loads of people were having a problem with sound in this game, ...
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Why can't I use Warp in Mass Effect?

I'm playing a Sentinel in Mass Effect 1. I have trained Warp (which I got as a bonus skill), but it doesn't appear in my power wheel so I can't use it. Why is that?
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What happens later if I send Admiral Mikhailovich away?

The wikia page says nothing about this. I remember from my first playthrough that nothing happens if I let him inspect the ship in terms of later repercussions. I never tried sending him away though. ...
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Does it have an impact on the game whether I check “Investigate” options or not?

I played through Mass Effect in the past and I know what dialogues a lot of the "Investigate" options hold in conversations. I was wondering whether they have an impact on the future dialogue options ...
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In Mass Effect, where is the small station that sells special items?

I beat Mass Effect on the Xbox a few years ago, and now I'm replaying it on PC so I can carry my save over to ME2. I remember from my previous playthrough that I found a little station with a guy on ...
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Does your helmet protect you?

I've been playing through Mass Effect, and my character has gone into combat a couple of times now without his helmet on. It seems like it's because I was automatically not wearing it while walking in ...
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Romancing Liara in Mass Effect 3

I romanced Liara in ME1 and the Lair of the Shadow Broker during Mass Effect 2. What would happen if I romanced someone else after the Lair of the Shadow Broker in ME2 in terms of ME3?
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Where is “Major Kyle”?

On the "Major Kyle" assignment, I successfully landed on Presrop and found a building in which I had a conversation with a guard over intercom. After using my "Charm" skill, I was able to enter the ...
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Are there other character-specific sidequests except the ones of Garrus and Wrex?

Wrex wants me to find him his family armor, Garrus wants me to hunt down a Salarian scientist. Do any other crew members like Tali, Liara, Ashley and Kaidan feature their own sidequest? If so, how ...
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The Gases, Metals, and Medals from Mass Effect 1… Do they have an effect on ME2?

I just finished playing Mass Effect 1 and completed and now am restarting it to finish up to level 60. I noticed that the entire journal is emptied out meaning that I have to, sadly, recollect all ...
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Resuming a Mass Effect completed game?

I just completed Mass Effect 1's main storyline and I'm a bit confused. I'm reading that upon completion of the game, levels 51-60 are unlocked. But I don't see a way for me to resume the character as ...
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Can I get a save for PS3 that alters Mass Effect 1 decisions?

As I can't seem to find Mass Effect 1 on PS3 and have been informed that it was made for 360 only, is there any way to get a save for PS3 to make the changes in ME3 based on decisions made in it, or ...
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Are there story elements in Mass Effect 3 which are directly influenced by actions in the first game?

Since ME1 never came out on the PS3, the PS3 version of ME2 made up for the inability to import ME1 saves by including an interactive comic DLC (Mass Effect: Genesis) that makes up for the "missing" ...